AIC Cross Country Championships at Curlew Park – Wednesday 2 June

The annual AIC Cross Country Championships will be held next Wednesday 2 June at Curlew Park. A full list of runners and reserves will be posted in the same folder that the rugby and football team lists are found. The link to this folder will be emailed to all parents again.

Please find below all the important timings for next Wednesday 2 June.  While we encourage parents and other spectators to attend the carnival, it is a requirement that all athletes catch the bus as a team to the venue. Parents may drive their son/s home after the presentations.

Important Timings

  • Team Photo (all runners and reserves to meet in the quadrangle wearing the Cross Country uniform) – 7.45am
  • Bus departs for Curlew Park – 8.15am
  • Bus Departs Curlew Park – 2.00/15pm
  • Bus arrives back at Villanova College – 2.45/3.00pm

Please find an information note below which contains further information.

AIC Cross Country Information Letter – 2021

AIC Cross Country – 2021

Team Lists – found in the same folder with all weekly rugby and football team lists. The link to this folder will be emailed again to all parents.

Curlew Park Map

Cross Country Program

The Cross-Country program is split into 2 squads – The Year 5&6 squad and the Year 7-Opens squad. Both squads will be trained separately by different coaches and managers. The AIC Cross Country Championships will take place on Wednesday 2 June 2021, that is, Term 2 Week 7.

We encourage as many students as possible to participate in order to gain personal fitness and/or to represent Villanova College at the annual AIC Cross Country Championships. The benefits of this program will certainly help students in other sporting areas as well as improving their own general well-being. Most Cross Country training sessions are scheduled around rugby and football so boys can do both. We encourage all students to get involved!!!

Please find below a complete Cross Country season schedule for 2021. The schedule contains information regarding training times, important dates, uniforms, contact details and much more.

Cross Country Season Schedule – 2021

Term 2 Training Schedule

Please go to the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section to view all game times and venues. General information pertaining to all sports is found in the ‘Locker Room’.

Please direct any questions or concerns to our AIC Cross Country Co-ordinator – Mr Brian Pascoe, email: bpascoe@vnc.qld.edu.au

AIC Cross Country is open to all students at Villanova. The cross country season culminates each year with the running of the AIC Cross Country Championships held at Limestone Park, Ipswich during Term 2.

The cross country preseason program commences Term 1 and is viewed as a strong complement to all other sports in the school, providing each individual athlete with a strong aerobic fitness base. The training program is designed and run by highly qualified coaches.

Our coaches offer three sessions a week throughout the season, which are held at Little Langlands Park located across the road from Villanova College. A number of cross country meets are held in the lead up to the official AIC competition in order to give runners race experience and to assist the coaches with team selections.

Villanova has produced many elite cross country runners through the program who have gone on to enjoy great success at state and national levels.

The AIC Cross Country Championship is contested using a team format. A maximum of 12 runners in each age division are eligible to compete from each school, with the fastest six runners earning points for their school. The distances run vary depending on your age level, not year level:

  • Year 5 – 2km
  • Year 6 – 3km
  • 12 years (from Year 7 only) – 3km
  • 13 years – 3km
  • 14 years – 4km
  • 15 years – 4km
  • 16 years – 6km
  • Open – 6km

During the season, additional information such training times, team lists, staff, schedules and results is available on the College website.

CONTACT THE SPORTS OFFICE

Location: Foyer, Goold Hall

Phone: (07) 3394 5621
Email: sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au

SPORTS OFFICE STAFF

Mr Craig Stariha | Director of Sport
cstariha@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Anthony Kemp | Acting AIC Sports Coordinator
akemp@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Chris Everding | AIC Sports Coordinator
ceverding@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Todd Kropp | Sport Administration Assistant
tkropp@vnc.qld.edu.au

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